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October 11, 2018Housing affordability is a perennial concern of New Yorkers and their elected officials, and the production and preservation of affordable housing is a key priority of the de Blasio Administration.
July 03, 2018Rather than continue as the nation’s largest landlord, NYCHA should transition to an affordable housing steward employing a full range of strategies to preserve the affordability of its units.
March 18, 2018Strategies to mitigate the federal tax law's threat to New York's competitiveness and New Yorkers' wallets.
December 22, 2016Why do owners of the same type of property pay vastly different rates?
Report Economic Development
September 28, 2016How does the New York City metro area compare to other large cities in the competition for a talented workforce? Affordability and commute times remain challenges.
Report State Budget
June 20, 2016The impact of a possible recession could be as high as $59 billion, or 18.2 percent of tax revenues over four years.
December 06, 2007A background paper for the third session of a 2007 stakeholder conference to “fix Albany.” The process by which the next budget is prepared and debated, as well as the substantive decisions it embodies, are critical to the movement for political and fiscal reform in New York State. This paper focuses on a more equitable and affordable local tax burden.
Presentation State Budget
December 06, 2007Presentation from a stakeholder conference on setting budget reform priorities in 2007.
June 02, 2007This report focuses on state and local business taxes in New York City, showing that those taxes are dramatically higher than comparable taxes for key competitors. Combined federal, state, and local taxes reduce the rate of return on new business investment in New York City significantly – about 36-50 percent, depending on location and industry. Most of this is due to federal tax – typically 34-36 percentage points. Taxes in New York City were the highest in all industries in 2006, and were highest or second-highest under virtually all scenarios examined. By contrast, taxes in other New York locations often were lowest or nearly lowest among the locations compared.